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Poster: Reade Date: Oct 24, 2010 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Little Gem - TDIH

Perhaps underappreciated, this heart-of-the-second-set soundboard material from the Fall of 1972 is currently brightening a dark wet Sunday around here.
It was featured on the GDH in 2001, when if I'm not mistaken, the recording first saw the light of day.
No tired readings of anything here. 'Truckin' and 'He's Gone' for example are played with verve- everybody is present. Jerry's guitar on Truckin' has a twangy buzz that's arresting. He's all over it, filling and leading, filling and leading.
A chestnut of a 'Philo Stomp' follows 'Drums' and a good if too-short 'Other One.' After the Stomp thing happens, at about 2:12, Phil pulls back and what ensues becomes essentially a duet featuring Jerry and Weir. At one point Weir's rythym licks sound just a little like the opening chords of Weather Report Suite.
Phil reasserts himself at about 4:35 after a cue from Billy, and the Stomp theme reemerges. From there they dissolve into a space interlude. Again, eveyone is present, physicaly and musically. It gets a little out there, and as if for any head who found the brief excusrion just a little too jangly, Jerry comes up with the soothing balm of 'He's Gone.' His painterly aethetics (juxtapositioning different elements just so, to maximize each others import) are in full view here, and his vocals are honey sweet. At about 8:35 the singers yield to make way for about four minutes of gentle, pleasing Jerry/Weir lick-trading on the He's Gone theme.
They go back into TOO, as if to give it proper weight and heft after doing only 8 minutes or so initially, but this effort too is cut short, as Weir explains, due to an equipment malfunction.


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Poster: wineland Date: Oct 24, 2010 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Little Gem - TDIH

I'm all in, thanks for the rec!

In the notes CM says this is the only version without a casette gen.

Enjoy & listen to what sounds good on your ears.

This post was modified by wineland on 2010-10-24 23:44:58

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Poster: Jim F Date: Oct 25, 2010 3:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Little Gem - TDIH

The Miller also has the aud patch in there, too. I love this segment of music. Fall 72!!!

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Oct 24, 2010 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Little Gem - TDIH

Thanks for the show & version recommends; this is on my plate for tomorrow's workday.